Censored 2014 is on sale TODAY! Want to know the most underreported news stories of 2012-13?

October 1, 2013

How did you celebrate Banned Books Week last week?

Unfortunately, media and literary censorship is an issue facing US citizens every week of the year. Project Censored has been fighting since 1976 to bring attention to news stories that have been ignored or under-reported in the mainstream media.

TODAY is the release of Project Censored’s Censored 2014, featuring the annual list of the top 25 under-reported news stories.

Each year, over 200 faculty members, students, and community experts review hundreds of story submissions for coverage, content, reliability of sources, and national significance.  The top twenty-five stories are submitted to a panel of judges who then rank them in order of importance. Current and former judges include Michael Parenti, Cynthia McKinney, Howard Zinn, and Noam Chomsky. The twenty-five stories in this year’s edition are clustered by topic in order to provide greater context, with the first and most important topic focusing on past and present whistle blowers and their role in keeping the public informed.

Check out last week’s Project Censored Show on Banned Books Week with Barbara Jones, Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom and the Executive Director of the Freedom to Read Foundation and Lane Tech discussing the banning of On the Perks of Being a Wallflower. The show airs weekly on KPFA in Berkeley (Fridays at 8 A.M.), on WBAI in NYC, and several other stations around the US. 

The Top 10 Censored Stories of 2012–2013

Censored #1: Bradley Manning and the Failure of Corporate Media

Censored #2: Richest Global 1% Hide Trillions in Tax Havens

Censored #3: Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens a Regime of Corporate Global Governance

Censored #4: Obama’s War on Whislteblowers

Censored #5: Hate Groups and Antigovernment Groups on Rise across US

Censored #6: Billionaires’ Rising Wealth Intensifies Poverty and Inequality

Censored #7: Merchants of Death and Nuclear Weapons

Censored #8: Bank Interests Inflate Global Prices by 35 to 40 Percent

Censored #9: Icelanders Vote to Include Commons in Their Constitution

Censored #10: A “Culture of Cruelty” Along the Mexico-US Border

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